10 Flowers to Give When Words Aren’t Enough

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a bouquet or a special flower delivery is worth a million. Whether you are trying to express love, gratitude, sympathy, or just trying to make someone smile, flowers are the perfect way to do so. But not all flowers are created equal. We’ve compiled a list of 10 flowers that can be used to say something special to your loved ones.

Carnation: Carnations symbolize not only beauty, but a mother’s unending love. Some people believe that carnations grew from the ground where the Virgin Mary’s tears fell as she watched Jesus carry the cross. Others believe that the word ‘carnation’ originated from the Latin carnis, meaning flesh. Either way, carnations symbolize a bond that is unique to mother and child.

Rose: The rose is probably the most gifted flower, and with good reason. Roses symbolize all kinds of love, from passionate, to romantic, to familial. For example, red roses usually represent romantic love, whereas yellow roses can symbolize platonic love.

Daisy: Anyone who has ever picked the petals off a daisy while chanting, “He loves me, he loves me not,” can guess that daisies represent innocence and purity. A bouquet of daisies would make the perfect gift for your daughter on her birthday, but can also be given to anyone who emanates childish glee.


Lily: Like daisies, lilies typically symbolize purity, but can also be associated with love, confidence,  evotion, and beauty. Think of it as the more mature version of the daisy. Lilies are also the traditional flower to celebrate a 30th anniversary.

Tulip: Because the petals of a tulip are only open for part of the day, they often symbolize love at first sight. Tulips also represent deep or perfect love. These symbolisms make tulips the perfect gift for a new or seasoned love.

Chrysanthemum: This flowers meaning is as
fun as its name! Chrysanthemums are the perfect flower to have delivered to your sweetheart’s office or to give on your anniversary. They are a declaration of fidelity, optimism, joy, and a long life. There’s not a better flower to say, “I love you now, and I always will.”

Daffodil: Daffodils came to symbolize new beginnings because they are one of the first flowers to bloom after winter. These bright yellow perennials will bring joy to anyone celebrating a new job, house, marriage, or baby!

Orchid: The orchid might be the most sensual flower on our list. Orchids traditionally are  associated with sexuality and fertility, and have connectionswith the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. These flowers are perfect to celebrate a new marriage, or to show your support to someone who is trying to start a family.

Bird of Paradise: The bird of paradise might be one of the most recognizable tropical flowers as it, quite literally, looks like a bird with a colorful plume of feathers. This flower represents paradise and freedom, and makes the perfect gift for anyone who is ready to spread their wings, such as a new graduate.

Hydrangea: Hydrangeasare most often associated with heartfelt emotion, such as gratitude or regret.Hydrangeas can be given for a variety of occasions, including funerals, birthdays, and holidays.

Every flower has a story as beautiful and complex as they are. While some people choose to give certain flowers based on their meaning, many give flowers simply for their beauty and elegance. If you want to surprise someone you love, let Brown Floral help you find the perfect arrangement to say what you mean. Contact us today to schedule a delivery so your loved ones know they are always on your mind.

photo credits: carnation, roses, lillies, orchids


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